There’s a disturbance on the Moon. A robot shaped disturbance. Scientists on Earth see this and the information gets passed up the chain of command. In the White House men in black suits are breathlessly running through the halls, and they burst into the Oval Office. The president is behind the desk, back turned to the door, looking out the window. One of the men tells the president, 'Sir, something's happened on the Moon!' The president turns around.End of description.
It's John F. Kennedy.
Yes, the opening scene of Transformers 3 takes place in 1961 or 1962. The gist of the story has to do with the Transformers' involvement in the space race, and this is the reason why JFK was so hot to make sure America was first to the Moon. It sounds like a fun direction; there are a lot of stupid conspiracy theories about Neil Armstrong et al meeting ETs on the Moon, and this is a fun way to play with them. I hear this was Spielberg's idea, and it really does sound like something he'd come up with. If you're like me and you like the Spielberg-influenced Transformers but hate the mostly Spielberg-free Transformers 2, this is all good news.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Opening Scene for Transformers 3?
Chud.com has posted a brief description of what the opening scene to Transformers 3 could be. It could be fake as the described scene ties directly into the information revealed last month about a major plot point being the space race between the United States and the USSR as Bay said, "It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened." We probably will not know the validity of this particular rumor until the movie is released but spoiler warning just in case. Highlight the below to read.